Gracie Mae, LPC
Licensed Professional Canine
Gracie Mae joined Beyond the Pines in 2021 alongside her trusty hominid friend, Philip Dean Samaha. Gracie is well versed in the art/science/craft of human service. She conceptualizes her role as an LPC as drawing upon her trustful canine instinct to help her human clients feel at ease with themselves and the world around them.
Gracie has spent many hours in the field to develop a keen professional skillset which draws upon an eclectic variety of therapies. In treatment, she uses her training in the realms of both ecotherapy and mindfulness to help clients develop a healthy connection with their own self and the natural world. She is also one of the first canines to receive and begin implementing treatment using the CATSRBUMS (canine assisted teletherapy supporting revising behaviors under mindful schemas) protocol. With this, Gracie brings an unique skillset and presence to the team. When she's not helping people revise their behaviors through mindful support, Gracie can be found going for a walk, snuggling her family, nom’n on some nibs, or supporting her favorite Beyond the Pines team member’s recreational hockey league team.
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